As a photographer we don’t get in front of the lens very often. It is so important to accept yourself image. We beat ourselves up looking in the mirror and the negative self talk is having a huge pity party picking your image apart that is staring back at you in the mirror or in your photograph. Years ago I had a very traumatic divorce and lost myself love and my confidence to be enough and was broke and broken. My mentor Sue Bryce taught me an experience that changed how I looked and judged myself. I had to take a selfie once a day for a year and say something nice about myself. First it was very difficult to accept that selfie and it could take me 40 to accept one then saying something nice about me was even a harder task. As the weeks progressed it got easier. Now maybe I took 10 selfies to finally get one that I excepted. Eventually it got easier and easier to accept the image I looked at. Somedays it was hard to say something nice so I just said I like my eye color but I forced myself to say something nice. Eventually I got down to one selfie take and had no issues saying something nice to myself. I had started to accept who I am right now not who I wanted to be and started to love myself again. I can’t tell you what a great feeling it is when you can accept who you are right now. Do I look in the mirror and criticize myself still, sure I do but I get over it a lot faster. I tell the pity party voice to take a hike and I move on.
There is nothing like not being photogenic, we are each one of a kind and unique in our own way. Beauty starts with accepting and loving yourself. I see a lot of clients that struggle with acceptance and I tell them to start a group or do this exercise yourself and watch how your self love and confidence will build up and you will stop eventually to beat yourself up so much. As a photographer I love to capture your true essence and show you how unique and beautiful you are through my lens. That is my passion in life. 📷 by my friend @kittimcmeelphotography www.annphotography.com
ഓരോ മെഴുകുതിരിയും കത്തി തീരുമ്പോഴും അത് നമുക്ക് തരുന്ന ഒരു ഉപദേശമുണ്ട്...."ഇത്രയേ ഉള്ളൂ നീയും നിന്റെ ആയുസ്സും".... #ANNphotography
19 days ago211
Corinne was in my studio today and saw her pictures for the first time. We shared some champagne, laughter and tears as we celebrate ourselves as mature women over 50. To back track Corinne is French and has been happily married for 25 years and wanted to do this as a gift for her husband. Little did she realize that the biggest gift was to herself to find that woman that we so often forget. When we unpacked her bag for the shoot I smiled and said are you sure you are French! There was a lot of cotton underwear and the erotic factor was left at the Target check out. We laughed and I said we need a new plan. We went through my studio wardrobe and we pulled out some pieces that she felt comfortable with. After a little champagne a lot of talking and laughing we had a great session and this was one of my favorites.
I just received this email from her and this makes my job such a pleasure knowing that you can make a difference in someone’s life even if it’s only for that day. Hey Ann,
It's Corinne, the woman with the incredibly sad undies (makes me laugh every single time I think about it. My little bag was so unbefitting for a French woman. I really have no excuses.) I just wanted to thank you again for the incredible pictures. It was so hard to choose they were all so beautiful.
Thank you for the experience, for you talent and for the time you put through every single step. You are an amazing person and a very talented artist. Thank you for the Champagne; how lovely it was to share it with you :) As for that Hollywood crush, hopefully we'll meet again and I'll tell you all about it :) Have a wonderful evening.
Corinne. HMU @makeupbysherylann#annphotography#sandiegophotographer#carlsbad#carlsbadphotographer#carlsbadportraits#boudoir#sandiegoboudoirphotographer#boudoirphotographersandiego#boudoirsandiego#camppendleton#camppendletonboudoir#sandiegoboudoir#sandiegopersonalbrandingphotographer#portraitssandiego#sandiegoportraitphotographer#photographersandiego#portraitphotographysandiego#sandiego#whatt